We wanted to buy the house but we couldn't come up with the cash.
How am I supposed to come up with $10,000?
WORD CHOICE WORD CHOICE come, goUse come for movement towards the place where the speaker is or will beCome and see me at my office.| I could see them coming down the hill (=getting nearer to me).|When are you coming home (=to our home)?Use gofor movement in other directionsAre you going to Sally's tonight? | I wish he would go home (=to his home, away from me).
WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: become, get, go, turn, grow, comebecomecan be followed by an adjective or noun, not a verb• Her husband became jealous. • We soon became friends.The following words are used with an adjective instead of become, in certain cases:get is very often used instead of become, and is more usual in spoken English• I was getting hungry. • Things got worse and worse.go is usedto say that something changes colour• The sky went pink.to say that someone feels a change in their body• My fingers have gone numb. with blind and deaf• He went blind. with mad, insane, crazyetc• The crowd went wild.turnis used especially to say that something changes colour• The liquid turned green.• His face turned pale.growcan be used in fairly literary written English to say that something changes gradually• It grew dark as we walked.with a to-infinitive, to say that someone gradually starts doing something• We grew to love each other.come is usedwith adjectives like apart, undone, and unstuck• Your shoelace has come undone.• A few pages came loose. with true• Her prediction came true. with a to-infinitive to say that someone starts doing something• I eventually came to realize (NOT became to realize) I was wrong. ➔ See alsobecome
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.